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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Children and Families Act 2014

Children and Families Act 2014 Committee
Children and Families Act 2014

Monday 23 May 2022

Start times: 3.00pm (private) 3.15pm (public)


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Lords to examine the impact of the reforms on children and families

The Committee hears from two expert panels on the changes made to private family law, focusing on the presumption of parental involvement and family separation. 

Meeting details

At 3.00pm: Private discussion
Inquiry Children and Families Act 2014
At 3.15pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Children and Families Act 2014
Professor at University of Kent
Founder at Only Mums & Dads
At 4.05pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Children and Families Act 2014
Research Associate at University of Oxford, Department of Social Policy and Innovation
Former President at Family Division

Likely question topics include:

  • The impact of the Act attempting to make the family justice system less adversarial
  • The success of Mediation Information & Assessment Meetings 
  • The effect of the presumption of parental involvement on proceedings
  • The impact of the withdrawal of legal aid for private law cases
  • Care proceeding timeframes
  • The role of CAFCASS
  • Changes needed to the family justice syste

Further Information

Location

Room 3, Palace of Westminster

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